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Great! I've got my Falguen

Great! I've got my Falguen on the way so I'm glad to hear that there aren't too many serious issues with the figure. ^^; That said, I found that Anime-Export has the best price for Falguen at the moment, at 6500 yen versus HLJ's daunting 8000.

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Posted by delta7890 on 5 March, 2009 - 23:44
The price on this is pretty

The price on this is pretty weird. It was marketed for a long time at ¥6000, then at the last minute it jumped to ¥8000. It was why I canceled mine in the first place, and it seems to pissed off quite a few folks as well.

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Posted by duke togo on 6 March, 2009 - 13:54
I remember the original

I remember the original listing on HLJ being about 6000 yen. If you had preordered it when it was at that price, HLJ did honor the old price (as a friend of mine discovered), but if you waited too long, then you were out of luck. I think the issues stems from Bandai themselves. On the Tamashii site the Falguen's price is listed as OPEN, which leads me to believe that retailers and merchants are free to set their own prices. Naturally this means they're going to charge as much as they think they can. I'll be honest, I'm a big Dragonar fan and the Falguen is an amazing design. This SOC SPEC looks absolutely incredible, but 8000 yen incredible? I don't think so. I'm glad I managed to get it for the price I did (Anime-Export actually had it on sale a little while ago for far less, at 5440 yen. I couldn't pass that up!) but the current "market" price is pretty baffling. I fear this might be a trend that will stick. We'll have to see what the SPEC line holds for us in the future. Now that we've gotten Falguen I wouldn't be surprised to see another Nadesico or L-Gaim, or perhaps even Layzner design (Zakarl please?) for the next release, or maybe a new property altogether.

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Posted by delta7890 on 6 March, 2009 - 15:15
The jump in price was the

The jump in price was the primary reason I canceled it, but to be frank it just came down to how much I was willing to pay for something I liked but had no real history of liking - the Falguen - or the CM's Calibur which was released at the same time and I just unloaded a wad of cash on.

The Calibur is a design I've loved since I bought the old TT in 85, and is probably my favorite design of all robots. So having just bought that, I had to forgo the other, and the switcheroo pricing just made it an easier choice. I'll get one eventually, so far the Dragonar toys have all gone to clearance so patience will help me endure.

It looks about as good as I expected, and villain mecha always gets a plus since it's so rare in this medium.

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Posted by duke togo on 6 March, 2009 - 15:42
its very beutifull!!

its very beutifull!!

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Posted by Bahim Z 360 on 6 March, 2009 - 03:59
I'm happy with mine. I

I'm happy with mine. I wasn't sure but now I now that the upper leg armor can be removed too. Nice!

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Posted by VZMK2 on 6 March, 2009 - 09:07
A few more things...

Additionaly, the shoulder armor is removable down to the diecast, and the forearm clips are removeable, as is the head. When looking into the head/neck cavity you can see quite a bit of diecast in the torso. You can also remove the drop tanks and missiles from the wing pylons which is a nice touch. I love the execution of mixed materials in the feet. Bandai really hit the nail on the head with using the right materials for the right parts on this one.

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Posted by warrhead on 6 March, 2009 - 21:26
Finally got mine in today

Finally got mine in today and love it to death! Amazing figure without any structural issues (though I'm a little miffed that someone apparently dripped some glue onto the edge of one of the shoulder pylons. Doesn't interfere with anything but it's fairly visible.) I'd say if you own either of the Dragonar SPECs (or any SPECs in general) you NEED to have this figure.

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Posted by delta7890 on 16 March, 2009 - 19:05